2016 NFL Draft: Gildan New Mexico Bowl

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New Mexico

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RB Jurell Pressley (5’10 | 203 | 4.47)

Led the Mountain West conference with a ridiculous 9.5 ypc in 2015 and not in a small sample size either. Pressley carried the ball 114 times for 1,083 yards. Granted the MWC isn’t known for their stiff defenses, but averaging almost ten yards per carry is impressive in any conference.

Most of Pressley’s runs were bounced outside which won’t work as well at the NFL level, but he did break three runs of 79-yards or more this season getting to the edge and turning it up field. His timed speeds aren’t elite, but Pressley looks like one of those players who just plays faster with pads on. With his kick return skills and big play ability, he could definitely hear his name called on draft day.

Projection: 6th-7th Round

KR/PR Carlos Wiggins (5’8 | 167 | 4.43)

Led the nation as a sophomore with 1,303 kick return yards and 3 TDs and averaged an impressive 28.3 yards per kick return for his career with 5 return touchdowns. Wiggins never made much of an impact as an offensive player but did score 4 rushing and 4 receiving TDs over the course of his career.  He doesn’t project as a useful offensive player at the next level, but has unique kick return skills and had three TD returns of over 100 yards.

Projection: UDFA